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North Star - SOLD

ModelLightwave 38'
L.O.A.38'0" - 11.30m
Displacement Light6.5t
Engines / Hours2 x MD2030 30GP Volvo Sail Drives diesel engines / 1653 hours
Fuel CapacityTotal 210 Litres
Water CapacityTotal 500 Litres
Accommodation2 queen beds 1 double bed 2 single beds
Cruising ready! This fastidiously maintained Lightwave 38 is a testament to the renowned, exceptional quality craftsmanship of Lightwave Catamarans, with the vessel presenting in immaculate condition. Equipped for live-aboard and extended cruising, Silver Gull is worthy of your inspection. With an extensive inventory, all systems are in reliable, working order. Featuring a 3 cabin layout with large upper navigation station, the light and breezy interior is hand finished in solid Silver Ash timber. Providing the comforts of home, there is a massive bathroom with separate wet and dry areas, large indoor and outdoor dining and lounging areas, and true queen size beds in the two forward cabins. There are loads of hatches and openings throughout to keep the cool breeze flowing and additional covers for windows, deck and cockpit provides ample shade and protection from the elements. The galley, saloon and cockpit areas seamlessly flow into each other and the skipper is not isolated from these areas, yet safely positioned with a raised unobstructed 360 degree view. Currently sitting in Brisbane, Queensland, an inspection is highly recommended and sure to impress! Deal with the builder & owner direct: Lightwave Yachts facilitates the sale, detailing the history of the boat, and providing unique direct factory service for any additional requirements or advice.

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North Star - SOLD
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The Lightwave 45 comes standard with 800L of fresh water tanks made from suitable grade fibreglass, which are built in the hull. Twin pump systems are provided on the 45 creating two completely separate systems for both the tanks in the case of a single failure. A water transfer line is also built into the system to allow water to travel between either tank. A water catchment system is offered with the 45 to collect fresh water off the large cockpit hardtop.

Fresh water vacuum toilets are provided on the 45 to eliminate the stale salt water smell whilst using minimal water usage.  A saltwater system is also fitted to the model to allow an anchor wash, salt water tap in the galley and hose in the cockpit.

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The Lightwave 45 is designed for self-sufficient blue water cruising. From standard, the 45 comes with 250 watts of flexible walk on solar panels, with the option to upgrade this up to a 1000-watt system which is very common on this model. The vessel is supplied with a 12-volt DC and a 240-volt AC electrical system. A 600Ah AGM battery system is offered on the vessel with an optional 540Ah lithium-ion battery bank. All installed electrical components on the Lightwave 45 are carefully selected to ensure a minimum power consumption is achieved.  Lightwave also provides the option to have a 4Kw AC diesel generator which is coupled with the inverter to allow for a high output.

All areas of the vessels electrics are designed to be accessible and traceable with minimal disruption to the boats systems. All systems that has been installed on the 45 have been refined through every Lightwave built with continual improvement.

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The Lightwave 45 offers external engine rooms allowing for a very safe and easy access. The engine rooms are very spacious and allow plenty of room around the accommodated engine for servicing and maintenance. All steering components as well as the generator are also located in the engine room, positioned in areas easily accessed for maintenance. The engine rooms are separated from the accommodation area from a bulkhead which is lined in sound dampening material to defer noise, heat and odour from entering the cabins. The engine rooms are also accessible from the inside of the boat if required.

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Rope Systems

The line system on the Lightwave 45 has been designed so all lines are organised and accessible from an area where the sails can be easily observed. Lines are all lead to the cockpit on the 45 and travel under serviceable fibreglass boards which not only keep the lines organised, but also remove the possible tripping hazard. Hanging points are provided creating a neat and organised place for line tails to be stored. Anderson winches and Ronstan deck gear are featured throughout the deck on the Lightwave 45, optional electric winches are also available. A bridal main sheet system is used to eliminate the dangers of a traveller car system traditionally used on catamarans.

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